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Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

Why move to Colorado Springs

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in eastern central Colorado, Colorado Springs is among the top cities in the United States to call home. In fact, it’s been awarded plenty of titles – the best city to live in, the best city for dogs, the second fittest city in America, and the second safest city in the United States…just to name a few! Besides its impressive rankings, Colorado Springs offers so much more! Keep reading to learn why “The Springs,” as locals refer to it, is a great place to work, live, and play.

Helpful information on moving to Colorado Springs, CO

Moving to Colorado Springs

What’s the economy like in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs’ economy is anchored by three things – the military, technology, and tourism. This makes the city a prime spot for job seekers. In the technology field, companies like Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Verizon call the Springs home. Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods are the two major draws to the city, and there are some well-known military bases in the city – Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, NORAD, and the United States Air Force Academy.

What’s there to do in Colorado Springs?

Maybe the better question is, “What isn’t there to do?” You won’t be venturing out of this city much because it offers tons of things to do and see for the entire family! Here are few things you might try once you’re settled in:

  • Visit the Garden of the Gods, a public park located in the city. The red rock formations are absolutely amazing to see. The park is popular for hiking, rock climbing, biking, and horseback riding. It attracts more than 2 million visitors per year! Don’t forget to look for the “Kissing Camels” formation when you visit!
  • Check out Pikes Peak, a mountain with an elevation of 6,035 feet, located 10 miles west of the city. To get to the summit, drive your car up the 19 mile road, hike the Barr Trail, or ride with ease via the Cog Train!
  • Go see Seven Falls, a series of seven cascading waterfalls. At night, the falls become rainbow colored.
  • Take the entire family to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
  • See how Olympians train at the Olympic Training Center.
  • If faith and family is important to you, check out the Focus on the Family Welcome Center.
  • Enjoy the Michael Garman Sculpture Gallery, the World Figure Skating Museum and hall of Fame, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame!
  • Visit the ANA Money Museum, the only public museum and library dedicated to the study and collection of money.

Look for free things to do? There are plenty – check out this list!

How’s the weather in Colorado Springs?

The weather in the Springs is great. The city averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year and receives about 16 inches of rain per year. Winters are pretty cold. December is the coldest month with lows into the 20s. Snowfall is moderate, with about 38 inches per year. Expect lots of snow in March! Summers are warm and July is the warmest month. Summer temps average in the 70s – perfect for spending the day exploring. Keep in mind that Colorado Springs is an active lightning strike area, so when the storm starts brewing, go inside!

What’s to eat and drink in The Springs?

You’ll definitely want to try these restaurants that are uniquely Coloradan: Adam’s Mountain Café, with mostly vegetarian fare; Stagecoach Inn, for the best Rocky Mountain Oysters you can find; the Wines of Colorado, with 65 wineries and free tasting; and finally, King’s Chef Diner, known for its outrageous food like the Colorado green chili.

How’s the Colorado Springs school system?

For school-aged children, you’ll find The Springs is home to several public school districts. The district your child joins will depend on where you live in the city. There are also many private schools to choose from. For higher education, Colorado Springs offers the University of Colorado, the United States Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak Community College, and Colorado Tech University...to name a few!

How to move to Colorado Springs

If you’re looking for state to state movers to get you to Colorado Springs, U-Pack Moving® is an ideal option. U-Pack prices compare to truck rental, but instead of driving a rental, U-Pack does the driving for you. When you compare U-Pack prices and service options to other Colorado Springs moving companies, you’ll see that U-Pack prices are typically lower.

Here’s how a U-Pack move works:

  • U-Pack brings a moving container or moving trailer to your home for loading.
  • U-Pack drives your belongings to your new home in Colorado Springs.
  • U-Pack picks up the empty equipment when you’re done unloading.

It’s that easy! Click here to get a free moving quote today and compare to moving companies in Colorado Springs! We drive. You save.®

What about military moving to Fort Carson?

U-Pack provides military members and their families affordable moving services. If you choose to do a DITY move/PPM instead of letting the government arrange your move, you can actually make money off your move with U-Pack! U-Pack knows all about military moving and can get you the certified weight tickets you need that are required for reimbursement. Call 877-453-7274 and get a quote – just be sure to mention you’re in the military so you can get a discount, too!

More Helpful Moving to Colorado Springs Resources

Moving to Fort Carson

City Website

Chamber of Commerce

Visitor Center

Station Address:
Address: 880 Ford St
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
United States
Mailing Address: 880 Ford St
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (719) 596-9201
Fax: (719) 596-6532

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Colorado Springs, CO, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Colorado Springs, CO. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

Cities Served:
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, COAVONDALE, COBAXTER, CO
BEULAH, COBLACK FOREST, COBLENDE, CO
BOONE, COBRAGDON, COBRISTOL, CO
BROADMOOR, COBUTTES, COCADET, CO
CANON CITY, COCEDARWOOD, COCHEYENNE CANON, CO
CIMARRON HILLS, COCOKEDALE, COCOLORADO CITY, CO
COLORADO SPRINGS, COCRIPPLE CREEK, COCROWLEY, CO
CRYSTOLA, CODEVINE, CODIVIDE, CO
EADS, COELBERT, COENT AFB, CO
FALCON, COFARISITA, COFLORENCE, CO
FLORISSANT, COFORT CARSON, COFORT LYON, CO
FOUNTAIN, COFOUNTAIN VALLEY SCHOOL, COFOWLER, CO
GARDNER, COGOLDFIELD, COGOODNIGHT, CO
GREENLAND, COGREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS, COHARTMAN, CO
HASTY, COHASWELL, COHOLLY, CO
IVYWILD, COKARVAL, COKIM, CO
LA JUNTA, COLAKE GEORGE, COLAMAR, CO
LAS ANIMAS, COLINCOLN PARK, COLUDLOW, CO
MANITOU SPRINGS, COMANZANOLA, COMINNEQUA, CO
MODEL, COMONUMENT, CONORTH AVONDALE, CO
OLNEY SPRINGS, COORDWAY, COPALMER LAKE, CO
PAPETON, COPENROSE, COPETERSON AFB, CO
PEYTON, COPIKEVIEW, COPINON, CO
PORTLAND, COPUEBLO, COPUEBLO ARMY DEPOT, CO
PUEBLO WEST, COROCKVALE, COROCKY FORD, CO
ROSWELL, CORUSH, CORYE, CO
SCHRIEVER AFB, COSECURITY, COSEGUNDO, CO
SHERIDAN LAKE, COSKYWAY, COSPRINGFIELD, CO
STARKVILLE, COSTRATMOOR, COSTRATMOOR HILLS, CO
SUGAR CITY, COSWINK, COTRINCHERA, CO
TRINIDAD, COTWO BUTTES, COUSAF ACADEMY, CO
VICTOR, COVILAS, COVINELAND, CO
WALSENBURG, COWETMORE, COWIDEFIELD, CO
WIGWAM, COWILEY, COWOODLAND PARK, CO
YODER, COLIME, COSTONE CITY, CO
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Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.